Le Roi Fou
1 Forth Street
0131 557 9346
Founded by chef patron and former head chef at Anton Mosimann’s Private Dining Club Jérôme Henry, Le Roi Fou burst onto the capital’s foodie scene just this year. Already making waves with its contemporary European fare, this artistically designed bijou eatery brings a creative flair to fine dining with a stunning menu.
Top Dish Treat yourself to the homemade foie gras, cooked in mead to really amp up the favour.
The Pompadour by Galvin
Waldorf Astoria, Princes Street
0131 222 8975
Experience pure luxury at The Pompadour by Galvin. With three AA Rosettes under their belt, one of Edinburgh’s most stunning dining rooms as their setting and a whole host of mouth-watering dishes on the menu, this elegant restaurant reimagines classic French cuisine.
Top Dish The delicious lasagne of North Berwick crab with beurre Nantais is divine.
33A St Stephen Street
0131 226 3500
Headed by chef patron Paul Gunning, who trained under greats like Marco Pierre White, Purslane offers diners classic flavour pairings, enhanced with the finest local ingredients. Keeping things informal and approachable, this Stockbridge restaurant allows its fine dining fare to shine in a relaxed setting.
Top Dish Tuck into the harissa marinated pork ribeye with star anise glazed pork cheek to experience real melt-in-your-mouth flavours.
69 North Castle Street
0131 226 1155
Taking Scottish cuisine to its most modern and creative level, Restaurant Mark Greenaway delivers awe-inspiring dishes full of colour and flair. Chef patron Mark Greenaway has a sharp eye, making the dishes look as good as they taste.
Top Dish The duo of West Coast scallops is topped with delicious pork crackling and soy caramel.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
0131 225 3003
The Tower’s location atop the National Museum of Scotland is just as appealing as its stunning views of the cityscape. Plus, the menu is packed full of beautifully prepared tasty local ingredients.
Top Dish The indulgent peanut butter parfait with salted caramel popcorn is a sweet lover’s dream.
0131 558 8737
By taking full advantage of homegrown and foraged local ingredients to develop creative dishes, chef patron Paul Wedgwood has garnered a reputation for innovation. Serving up fantastic fine dining quality food in a relaxed environment, Wedgwood is just the place to kick back and indulge.
Top Dish The lobster thermidor crème brûlée with Bloody Mary sorbet is an exquisite invention.
0131 225 5613
An Edinburgh institution famed for its dramatic atmosphere and historic location at the gates to Edinburgh Castle, dining at The Witchery is a magical experience. Couples looking for a romantic spot should definitely visit.
Top Dish Nicknamed ‘the king of the sea’, the roast turbot on the bone with fennel croquettes makes for fresh and tasty main.